Interview Process: Associate
Submit your résumé
Candidates must submit a cover letter, résumé or CV, and an academic transcript or copy of marks to be considered for a position. Please find the position that best matches your skills and interests and complete our online application.
If you are a student at one of the universities or other schools where we conduct campus recruiting, please find your school and apply directly to the open positions on your institution’s Web page.
Ensure we have the details
Make sure your CV has correct address, telephone and email information. When you apply using our online application, you will be asked to complete a short assessment that covers details such as degree class and office preference. Be certain to complete the assessment, as we cannot consider your application until we have the information.
If you are applying to ZS from campus, attend on-campus events such as career fairs and presentations, so we get to know you and you get to know ZS.
Be prepared for the interviews
ZS interviews are a combination of several formats—some are case based, others are detailed question-and-answer sessions.
First-round interviews typically consist of two sessions, a behavioral interview and a case interview. For some candidates, different members of the firm conduct interviews; for other candidates, the same individual conducts both interviews.
Final-round interviews consist of a series of sessions typically held at the closest ZS office. In addition to structured interview evaluations, you will have the opportunity to meet several associates and ask many questions.
Behavioral Session Interview: This question-and-answer session evaluates your ability to communicate specific examples from your past experience of skills that we desire in candidates.
Business Scenario Interview: This case-based session evaluates your ability to analyze a business situation, synthesize information, and develop and communicate recommendations.
Case Interview: This session evaluates your ability to apply analytic thinking directly to a project scenario—the case may involve calculations and interpretation of the results.
Project Demonstration Interview: This session provides an overview of a specific project and gives you a chance to ask questions about our work and environment.
Candidates who receive offers are invited to ZS offices for a visit.